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Talk of the day - Olympics
Sweden finally won 8 medals in London beating the 6 expected
The Olympic games ended last night and there is not much talk about its effects on Sweden. That not much is being talked as to how the who experience has affected the country's gaming and sporting arena.
Sweden went in hoping to win 6 medals but it ended up with 8. That was impressive but though it won only one gold instead of the expected at least two.
Sweden was expected to be behind Norway who pitted to collect 10 medals but ended up with 4 - 2 gold, a silver and a bronze. On the whole the Scandinavia countries performed as follows
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Friday, 10 August 2012Meat company Scan to cut its workforce by 150 people in Sweden. This despite the fact that Swedes eat more meat.
Thursday, 09 August 2012The Swedish computer game "Minecraft" create record profits for the company behind the game - Mojang.
Thursday, 09 August 2012Despite the sale of Ikea's subsidiary, the Ikea brand is still worth Skr 75 billion, which is loose change compared to Apple.
Tuesday, 07 August 2012After a spat of good economic news from the Swedish macro economic scene last week with a GDP growth of 2.3 percent, it turns out that the micro sector is not doing well. The number of business bankruptcies are growing and latest data point to some 472 companies which went bust only in July, representing an increase of 15 percent compared to 2011.
Tuesday, 07 August 2012Danish giant bank, Danske Bank, made a profit before tax of Dkr2.51 billion for the second quarter of this year.
Friday, 03 August 2012Although the consensus in various policy places hold that it is important that people work longer these days, in Sweden, a record high percentage of the country's 61-year-olds want to hop out of the work place right now.
Thursday, 02 August 2012it is a household name in the Swedish food sector but it does not seem to be selling as expected. As a result, large debt and weak revenues is pressing the food company Findus and thus pushing it to the rear.
Thursday, 02 August 2012For the first time in almost a year, there was an increase in the number of new businesses created in Sweden.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012Alfa Laval has acquired Ashbrook Simon-Hartley, a leading provider of belt filter presses, which is a complement and alternative to Alfa Laval’s decanter range in the dewatering of municipal and industrial wastewater.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012The Swedish state energy group, Vattenfall reports a net profit of Skr877 million for the second quarter. The corresponding period last year, they reported a loss of Skr3.235 million.
Thursday, 26 July 2012The Swedish - British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca reported earnings per share for the core (Core) at $ 1.53 in the second quarter of 2012 (1.73), as shown on its interim report.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012Heavy duty vehicle manufacturer, AB Volvo reports a profit before tax of Skr6.764 million for the second quarter of 2012. This was better than expected.
Monday, 23 July 2012Swedish clothing giant, H&M says it does not plan to increase clothes prices in Spain despite the government's decision to increase VAT to 21 percent from 18 percent.
Friday, 20 July 2012Bus and truck manufacturer Scania reported a profit before tax of Skr1.88 million in the second quarter described by various analysts houses as impressive.
Thursday, 19 July 2012Swedish white good company, Electrolux has been getting praises here and there for reporting an impressive quarterly profit far exceeding expectations for the second quarter.
Monday, 13 August 2012The Swedish Defense, Minister Karin Enstrom is a woman and now feels that feels that Saudi Arabia is certainly a dictatorship.
Monday, 13 August 2012Unemployment in Sweden continues to rise with latest data from the Employment Service, showing that the number of workforce that has become unemployed increased by 1274 persons in week 32 compared with the previous week.
Friday, 10 August 2012There is an underground Volcano in the Swedish central, the Riksbank, as the policy directors there pointing accusing fingers at each other over wrong policies the bank has been pursuing.
Thursday, 09 August 2012Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.
The United States has back Sweden over Swedish stance against human rights abuses with the in Belarus. The US is itself also worried about the developments in that country in relations to the right of the people to freely express themselves
Thursday, 09 August 2012Gone are the days in Sweden where women begged to be recognise. Today they are more powerful and not only holding important positions in the jobs places but also getting very strong physically.
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
The building which houses the Belarusian embassy in Lidingö in Stockholm, Img, SVT
The diplomatic crisis between Sweden and Belarus has intensified and the result is the closure of the Belrusian Embassy in Stockholm.
Wednesday, 08 August 2012Sweden says it will stop payments of economic aid to Rwanda because of allegations that Rwanda is involved in the ongoing insurgency in eastern Congo.
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
Fake scientist or just errors - Milena Penkowa (dr.dk)
There has emerged a scandal at the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark as a Danish brain scientist, Milena Penkowa identified as a future Nobel Prize winner and who has received millions of research prize money seems to have had a research based on deliberate fraud, an expert panel indict
Tuesday, 07 August 2012Nearly a million Swedish people will have a share nearly Skr 7 billion, reward for over paying their taxes during the last financial year. Therefore, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, the tax refund for those employees who declared on paper will go back into their pockets.
Monday, 06 August 2012Saab Automobile's former holding company Spyker is reported to have sued the American production line at General Motors of $3 billion, corresponding to Skr 20.2 billion.
Monday, 06 August 2012Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen warn that the country could fall into a recession next year if the economic downturn in the world remains.
Monday, 06 August 2012Swedish GDP growth took every one by surprise and up till now there are still doubts around as to if the GDP figures are for real.
Monday, 06 August 2012The idea that limited sleep affect the health of humanity is not new and the relationship between lack of enough sleep and obesity has been documented in the past.
Monday, 06 August 2012 An earthquake in the sea between Sweden and Denmark brought people in southwest Sweden to an early wake up this morning. The quake, with magnitude 4.4, was centred around Halmstad.
Friday, 03 August 2012
Swedish people - that is, specifically household throw away tons of uneaten food every year challenging our persisted moan this network that food is very expensive in Sweden
Saturday, 04 August 2012As the Swedish economy continues to post higher than expected economic growth, it also shows a growing phenomenon of joblessness growth. There is fear that more people will loss their jobs in the coming months as notices for redundancy shoot up.
Friday, 03 August 2012Unemployment in Norway rose to 71 738 people in July, representing 2.7 percent of its workforce, according official data.
Thursday, 02 August 2012 In the past years, the rate of suicide in Sweden has reduced comparatively but there is growing worrying variation around the various counties of the country.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012Over the past ten years, on average, the price for using public transport by commuters in the various Swedish local counties has increased by 43 percent according to a report conducted by radio Sweden.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Sweden will need over 100 000 new teachers in the coming years. But instead, more teachers are leaving the profession because of what is being described as "harsh working conditions and low wages."
Wednesday, 01 August 2012Swedish Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)for the Swedish industrial sector rose to 50.6 in July from 48.4 months before. The corresponding month last year, the purchasing managers index 50.1
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